Recipe courtesy of Cindy Wilkins
Episode: Chili
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Total:
3 hr 55 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
2 hr 10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound processed American cheese, diced (recommended: Velveeta)
  • 1 can diced chilis and tomatoes (recommended: Ro'tel)
  • 1 pound Cin Chili recipe follows,chilled
Cin Chili:
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth (recommended: Swanson's)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce (recommended: Hunt's)
Batch one:
  •  2 tablespoon onion powder 
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
Batch two:
  • 5 tablespoons red chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
Batch three:
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

Place the cheese in a crock pot. Add the chilis and tomatoes and the Cin Chili. Mix well and heat until melted, about 10 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.

Batch three:

In a large heavy bottom pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and drain off the excess grease. Add the tomato sauce and the beef broth and simmer for 1 hour. Add all of the ingredients from Batch one, stir and simmer for 35 more minutes. Add Batch two to the pot and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring often. Add Batch three and cook for 10 more minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use in Cin Chili Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Cin Chili Puffs, and Cin Chili Con Queso. 

Cook's Note

Queso can also be cooked in the microwave.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

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